Crime and Violence is one of the major concerns of Jamaicans; in fact, studies have noted the negative impact and anaemic growth in Jamaica’s GDP indices due to the crime and violence challenges experienced over the last three decades. Consequently, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice will be suitably trained to enhance the criminal justice capabilities of the security forces and correctional services in alleviating the crime and security concerns in the country.
To matriculate into the programme, applicants must fulfil one of the following:
1. Passes in at least five (5) subjects in CSEC including English Language and Mathematics. (NB: Grade III is accepted after June 1998).
2. Passes in at least five (5) subjects in GCE O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics* with grades A, B or C.
3. Mature student Entry. Applicants falling in this category must be over the age of twenty five (25) with a minimum of 2 years experience in the specialized area of the industry. Applicants will be accepted based on their employment portfolio as well as certificates of achievement, positions held along with community involvement.
4. CCCJ Associate Degree in Social Work or an approved Associate Degree from a recognized institution.
*Students without Mathematics will be required to sit an equivalence course.
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